• July 5, 2018
  • VCI

Discussion about endocrine disruptors: "Limit values can be derived" | VCI Position

and delivers reasons why for endocrine disruptors.


Is it possible to determine thresholds and limit values for hormone active substances? This question has been discussed for some time among experts and in the political arena, focusing on the environment most recently. The answer to this question has fundamental impacts on the usage of chemicals. In a concise rationale around the topic, VCI takes a firm stand.

The four-pager answers in a short and comprehensible way the following questions and delivers reasons why limit values can be derived for endocrine disruptors.

What are endocrine active substances; what are endocrine disruptors? What is a threshold? What is a health-based limit value? How are limit values derived for the environment? For which substances can no thresholds be derived?

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